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Brand name: Femoston 1/10 TM

Active ingredients: estradiol, estradiol + dydrogesterone

What it is used for

Hormone Replacement therapy (HRT) in oestrogen deficiency associated with natural or artificial menopause in women with an intact uteri. Prevention of postmenopausal bone mineral density loss in women. For initiation and continuation of treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, the lowest possible effective dose for the shortest duration should be used with the goal being short term use.,Hormone Replacement therapy (HRT) in oestrogen deficiency associated with natural or artificial menopause in women with an intact uterus. Prevention of postmenopausal bone mineral density loss in women. For initiation and continuation of treatment of postmenopausal symptoms, the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration should be used with the goal being short term use (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and CLINICAL TRIALS). When prescribed solely for the prevention of postmenopausal bone mineral density loss in women, therapy should only be prescribed for women who are at high risk of future fracture and who are intolerant of, or contraindicated for non-oestrogen products approved for prevention of osteoporosis. Life style modifications and the risk benefit profile of FEMOSTON should be taken into careful consideration and discussed with the patient, to allow the patient to make an informed decision prior to prescribing( See PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Tablet, film coated

Round, biconvex, grey, film-coated tablet, bearing the inscription "379" on one side.

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 2: Tablet, film coated

Round, biconvex, white film-coated tablet, bearing the inscription "379" on one side.

How to take this medicine: Oral

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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Storage instructions

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient estradiol

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

For the active ingredient estradiol + dydrogesterone

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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